Problem solving and diagnosis

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-656
Journal / PublicationOmega
Volume21
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1993
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Problem solving is an important managerial task. Nevertheless, it is not frequently studied independently of a specific task domain. Thus, the objective of this paper is a discussion of domain independent problem solving concepts and strategies. The paper argues for the similarity of problems based on type rather than domain, in order to establish a set of type specific solution principles which are applicable independent of the problem domain. Conclusions are drawn from a variety of disciplines, including management, information systems, medicine and engineering. Problem types are formulated based on information requirements. One problem type, diagnosis, is discussed in more detail, with a special focus on generic solution principles. © 1993.

Research Area(s)

  • diagnosis, function, problem solving, structure, systems concept

Citation Format(s)

Problem solving and diagnosis. / Wagner, C.

In: Omega, Vol. 21, No. 6, 11.1993, p. 645-656.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review